The public perception of Christianity in the UK is that “religion has a negative effect on society.” The reality could not be further from that perception. In 2015 a Faith Action Audit was undertaken in the UK organised by the Cinnamon Network. Its results, published in May revealed that local faith groups deliver 220,000 social action projects in Britain each year. These groups mobilise 2 million volunteers to serve 48 million beneficiaries (some benefit twice) and collectively this gives over £3 billion worth of social support. Today Eastbourne is publicising its own fgures in the presence of church and community leaders. It’s a wonderful opportunity to proclaim loud and clear that faith works.
Bible Study: Colossians 1:3-6
PRAY that in Eastbourne and throughout the UK, the world would see the good fruit that is produced by the good news and be drawn to Christ.